Sunday, August 21, 2011


Sunday, August 21 – Twenty-six years ago today, our daughter, Carrie, was born. Happy birthday to you, Carrie. This is the first time we have been together to celebrate her birthday since she turned 17. Since then, she has celebrated her birthday at Virginia Tech or in Texas while working for Exxon. It is wonderful to be with her today.


This is a great time to tell you what the girls got us for Mother's and Father's day and our anniversary…family photos. We haven't family pictures taken since the girls entered college. Carrie's friend is studying photograph and agreed to take our pictures. This will be her first portfolio. We spent a few hours in one of Houston's many parks. She took hundreds of pictures of us around the trees, in front of the waterfalls, in a gazebo, surrounded by flowers, etc. We were very pleased with the final product. Thanks so much girls…we love our gift.


Paul, Kelly, Marsha, Carrie
I can now reveal a basket I worked on and complete about a month ago. It was a gift for Carrie's birthday. I call it…The VT (Virginia Tech) Party Basket. She can put whatever snack she wants in it.

If you are not familiar with VT, this is our rendition of the Hookie Bird. Yes, orange is one of their colors.


Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see ya'll back real soon. Have a great day!


  1. Not sure what I am more impressed by, your beautiful family or your baskets.

  2. Happy B-day Carrie. Those pictures are just incredible. You guys sure did good work on having beautiful daughters.

  3. Happy Birthday Carrie!!

    What a beautiful family photo with the girls!

  4. Happy Birthday, Carrie.

    Love your photos and your baskets! You've been very busy people!

  5. Happy Birthday Carrie
    Isn't it great when you can all get together. With 6 kids, we rarely get them all in one place at the same time. Maybe that's a good Hope to see you down the road.

  6. Wow your basket weaving skills are becoming more and more amazing! Like your daughters.

  7. Happy Belated Birthday Carrie. Our daughter was born on August 20 a year later. What a wonderful present that they gave you. The family pictures are gorgeous.

    Kevin and Ruth


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